CHRIS SUTTON: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp blaming BT Sport for causing James Milner’s injury was embarrassing… he got this badly wrong

Jurgen Klopp has got this one badly wrong. For the manager of Liverpool to blame James Milner’s injury on BT Sport was embarrassing. Good on Des Kelly for holding his ground in that icy interview.

Liverpool are happy to take the money — from a contract they signed up to — but Klopp wants to have his cake and eat it.

Sorry Jurgen, it doesn’t work like that. You cannot pocket the cash, pay your players their nice wages, have a good-sized squad full of talent, compete in big competitions like the Champions League — then choose when you get to play.

CHRIS SUTTON: Jurgen Klopp blaming BT Sport for James Milner injury was embarrassing

It was wrong of Jurgen Klopp to blame BT Sport for James Milner suffering a hamstring injury

CHRIS SUTTON: Jurgen Klopp blaming BT Sport for James Milner injury was embarrassing

Klopp shouldn’t moan about his side being chosen to play at 12.30pm on a Saturday

I wouldn’t have a problem if Klopp had come out with a pop about the penalty against Andy Robertson. 

I didn’t think it was worthy of a spot-kick. Certainly I didn’t think it was a clear and obvious error.

But to moan about playing at 12.30pm on Saturday was pretty pathetic. BT and Sky Sports pick the matches they want to show, as per their agreement. Klopp and Liverpool signed up to that. Would he like it if the broadcasters picked his team?

This is something that has been bugging Klopp. Almost two weeks ago, there was a big interview with the Liverpool boss in this newspaper. 

Klopp used that chat with Jamie Redknapp to say broadcasters need to use their brains. But Klopp needs to get with the programme. BT have the Saturday 12.30pm contract, and why wouldn’t they want to show the champions?

CHRIS SUTTON: Jurgen Klopp blaming BT Sport for James Milner injury was embarrassing

I think he did have a case to be angry over the penalty given against Andy Robertson

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